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Hearts and Minds

Peter Davis

 
Hearts and Minds (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • United States
  • 1974
  • 112 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #156

A startling and courageous film, Peter Davis’s landmark 1974 documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronted the United States’ involvement in Vietnam at the height of the controversy that surrounded it. Using a wealth of sources—from interviews to newsreels to footage of the conflict and the upheaval it occasioned on the home front—Davis constructs a powerfully affecting picture of the disastrous effects of war. Explosive, persuasive, and wrenching, Hearts and Minds is an overwhelming emotional experience and the most important nonfiction film ever made about this devastating period in history.

Disc Features

  • High-definition digital restoration, supervised by director Peter Davis and cinematographer Richard Pearce, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Davis
  • A collection of over two hours of Davis’s unused footage, including excerpts from interviews with presidential adviser George Ball, broadcast journalist David Brinkley, French journalist and historian Philippe Devillers, and political activist Tony Russo; additional excerpts from General William Westmoreland’s interview; additional audio excerpts from presidential adviser Walt Rostow’s interview; and scenes from a funeral and a military hospital in South Vietnam
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by Davis, film critic Judith Crist, and historians Robert K. Brigham, George C. Herring, and Ngo Vinh Long

    New cover by Luba Lukova

Film Essays

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Hearts and Minds: Moving the People

By Ngo Vinh Long June 27, 2014

A Vietnamese history professor provides crucial facts about the people who became victims, refugees, and political prisoners as a result of our involvement in the war Read more »


Film Essays

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Hearts and Minds: A Historical Context

By George C. Herring June 25, 2014

For our release of Peter Davis’s documentary, a history professor writes about the politics that led to and sustained U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and the public outcry to it. Read more »


Film Essays

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Hearts and Minds: The Human Connection

By Robert K. Brigham June 24, 2014

Rather than getting bogged down in Cold War politics, Peter Davis’s documentary shows a humane empathy for the Vietnamese people uncommon in American culture. Read more »


Film Essays

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Hearts and Minds: The Right Side of History

By Judith Crist June 23, 2014

Peter Davis’s Oscar-winning documentary is a crucial portrait of the Vietnam War, a devastating indictment of American patriotism deftly weaving interviews with searing footage. Read more »


Film Essays

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Hearts and Minds: Vietnam and Memory

By Peter Davis June 17, 2014

The brutal lessons of Vietnam remained in America’s national consciousness for a generation. September 11 gave us collective amnesia, and they’ve had to be learned again. Read more »

Features

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Remembering Bert Schneider

By Peter Davis June 30, 2014

The filmmaker’s recollections of the great producer. Read more »


Film Essays

Ham_prisoners_t_thumbnail

Hearts and Minds: Moving the People

By Ngo Vinh Long June 27, 2014

A Vietnamese history professor provides crucial facts about the people who became victims, refugees, and political prisoners as a result of our involvement in the war Read more »


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Film Essays

Ham_bombs_t_thumbnail

Hearts and Minds: A Historical Context

By George C. Herring June 25, 2014

For our release of Peter Davis’s documentary, a history professor writes about the politics that led to and sustained U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and the public outcry to it. Read more »


Film Essays

Ham_picture_t_thumbnail

Hearts and Minds: The Human Connection

By Robert K. Brigham June 24, 2014

Rather than getting bogged down in Cold War politics, Peter Davis’s documentary shows a humane empathy for the Vietnamese people uncommon in American culture. Read more »


Film Essays

Ham_lighter_t_thumbnail

Hearts and Minds: The Right Side of History

By Judith Crist June 23, 2014

Peter Davis’s Oscar-winning documentary is a crucial portrait of the Vietnam War, a devastating indictment of American patriotism deftly weaving interviews with searing footage. Read more »


Film Essays

186_029_t_thumbnail

Hearts and Minds: Vietnam and Memory

By Peter Davis June 17, 2014

The brutal lessons of Vietnam remained in America’s national consciousness for a generation. September 11 gave us collective amnesia, and they’ve had to be learned again. Read more »


Clippings

Real Art

November 19, 2010

A whole bunch of questions arose when the critics at Time Out New York were compiling their new list of the fifty greatest documentaries of all time. As they explain in their introduction to the . . . Read more »


Clippings

Hearts, Minds, and Michael Moore

April 20, 2010

Despite the fact that he’s “not a big fan of DVDs,” Fahrenheit 9/11 filmmaker Michael Moore has picked a handful of his favorites for NPR. Among these is the Criterion Collection edition of . . . Read more »